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Casper Gonser

Casper Gonser

Male 1874 - 1945  (~ 71 years)

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  • Name Casper Gonser 
    Born Jan 1874  Berlin, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Feb 1945  Monterey, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I66  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2017 

    Family Jane Jeanne Adams Orr,   b. Feb 1881, New Monkland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1955, Monterey, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married 15 Jun 1897  Great Falls, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Gonser,   b. 1898, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Casper Gonser, Jr,   b. 3 Feb 1900, Belt, Cascade, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1959, Great Falls, Cascade, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  [natural]
     3. William Adams Gonser,   b. 10 May 1902, Belt, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1980, St Helena, Napa, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     4. Ruth Gonser,   b. 1904, Great Falls, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1957, Seattle, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)  [natural]
     5. Earl Wilbur Gonser,   b. 21 Dec 1910, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1978, Fresno, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
     6. Arthur Gonser,   b. 7 Jan 1914, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1971, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F32  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jan 1874 - Berlin, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Jun 1897 - Great Falls, Montana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Feb 1945 - Monterey, California Link to Google Earth
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    Casper Gonser
    Casper Gonser
    Casper Gonser was a native of Germany, who came with his family to Minnesota and then to the Belt area in 1895. Here he met his wife Jennie Orr, whose family came from Scotland to Montana. They were married in Belt and lived here until 1916. All their children were born in Belt. Casper was associated with the A.C.M. for a time, then farmed in the Waltham country. Later they moved to Great Falls. Casper Gonser, Jr. was Great Falls park superintendent; Ruth (Mrs Howard Lease) was the dramatics consultant to the Junior Leagues of America; Arthur was on the faculty of the University of Denver; Earl was a section manager for J.C. Penney; and Thomas was the developmental consultant at the College of Great Falls. He later went to Northwestern University. The children established a Casper and Jennie Orr Gonser Memorial Book Fund at the College of Great Falls. Jennie died in 1955 in Monterey, California and Casper in 1963 (Ed Note: Casper died on 1945). - from Belt Valley History by Ethel Castner Kennedy and Eva Lesbell Stober

  • Notes 
    • From Belt Valley History by Ethel Castner Kennedy and Eva Lesbell Stober:

      Casper Gonser was a native of Germany, who came with his family to Minnesota and then to the
      Belt area in 1895. Here he met his wife Jennie Orr, whose family came from Scotland to Montana.
      They were married in Belt and lived here until 1916. All their children were born in Belt.
      Casper was associated with the A.C.M. for a time, then farmed in the Waltham country. Later they
      moved to Great Falls. Casper Gonser, Jr. was Great Falls park superintendent; Ruth (Mrs Howard
      Lease) was the dramatics consultant to the Junior Leagues of America; Arthur was on the faculty
      of the University of Denver; Earl was a section manager for J.C. Penney; and Thomas was the
      developmental consultant at the College of Great Falls. He later went to Northwestern
      University. The children established a Casper and Jennie Orr Gonser Memorial Book Fund at the
      College of Great Falls. Jennie died in 1955 in Monterey, California and Casper in 1963.